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Apr 05
Bloomberg Quotes Maurice Stucke

Lance Lambert, in his April 5th article, "Here’s How They Play Monopoly in America, and Who Wins: Market concentration in the U.S. has reached a three-decade high, while the government has opened fewer antitrust cases," quotes Maurice Stucke.


Mar 30
Maurice Stucke Participates in ABA Panel Discussion on Big Data

​Maurice Stucke spoke at the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law's 65th Spring Meeting in Washington DC.

The panel, titled "Competition and Consumer Law Issues with Customer Profiling," gave an overview of the consumer protection and ​antitrust issues of Big Data. 

Hill B. Wellford of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP moderated the panel, and the other panelists were David L. Meyer, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Thomas B. Pahl, Acting Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, and Lydia Parnes, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC. 

Mar 29
Maurice Stucke Speaks at University of Chicago Conference, Is There a Concentration Problem in America?

​The University of Chicago Booth School of Business hosted a three-day conference in March 2017, bringing together academics, regulators, and public intellectuals to discuss one of the most interesting questions of our time: Is there a concentration problem in the United States? The conference cast a wide net, in an attempt to provide a multidisciplinary perspective on the issues.

Maurice participated on the panel, "Is There a Role for Political Antitrust?"

Guy Rolnik, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, moderated the panel. The other speakers were

  • ​Jonathan Baker, Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law,

  • Diana Moss, Director, American Antitrust Institute, 

  • Zephyr Teachout, Fordham University, and

  • Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

(Video)

Mar 29
Allen Grunes Speaks at Developers Alliance Event on "Mobile Competition in the Age of the Internet of Things"

​The Developers Alliance hosted a program on competition and competition policy in the age of the Internet of Things.  Allen Grunes was part of a panel discussing the changing ways in which consumers interact with software and some of the challenges of applying antitrust law to the IoT.  The panel discussion followed a keynote presentation by David McLaughlin, who directs Google's global developer ecosystem.

Information about the event may be found here.

Mar 28
Maurice Stucke Participates in EU High Level Policy Hearing on Building a European Data Economy

The European Political Strategy Centre gathered a select group of leading international experts, including Maurice Stucke, to provide input to the ongoing public consultation on ‘Building a European Data Economy’.

The other speakers were:

  • Ciro Cattuto, Head of Data Science Laboratory, ISI Foundation,

  • Aija Leiponen, Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

  • Gerald Spindler, Professor for Civil Law, Commercial and Economic Law, Comparative Law, Multimedia and Telecommunication Law, University of Goettingen,

  • Peter Swire, Huang Professor of Law and Ethics, College of Business Georgia Institute of Technology, and

  • Christiane Wendehorst, Professor of Law, University of Vienna

The hearing was facilitated by Ann Mettler, Head, European Political Strategy Centre, and Mario Mariniello, Digital Adviser to the European Political Strategy Centre.

A full transcript of the event will shortly be available at <https://ec.europa.eu/epsc/events/hearing-building-european-data-economy_en​>​.


Mar 28
Maurice Stucke Presents at Harvard University

In an event co-sponsored by the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project at Harvard Law School, the Journal of Law and Technology at Harvard Law School, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Maurice Stucke presented his and Ariel Ezrachi's book, Virtual Competition.

(Video​)​


Mar 27
Allen Grunes quoted in Law360 Profile of Makan Delrahim

​Makan Delrahim, who was recently nominated to lead the Antitrust Division, is the subject of a profile by Melissa Lipman in Law360.  The article, "Delrahim Pick Signals Traditional Republican Antitrust Tack," focuses on Makan Delrahim's "wide-ranging resume," including his time at the Antitrust Division during the Bush administration, government experience with trade and intellectual property issues, and years serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee.  It quotes a number of people who have worked with Delrahim in the past including Jon Leibowitz, Jonathan Jacobson, Deb Garza, and Allen Grunes, noting that "colleagues who have worked with him on the Hill, in private practice and on the Antitrust Modernization Commission, described Delrahim as a thoughtful attorney who won't shy away from bringing cases when the evidence supports it."

The article in Law 360 may be found here (subscription required).   

Mar 22
Media Quotes Maurice Stucke and Ariel Ezrachi's Book

​On March 16, 2017, EU Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager made an important speech concerning the potential anticompetitive risks of pricing algorithms. Her speech relied on examples from Maurice Stucke and Ariel Ezrachi's book, Virtual Competition. ​​Several media outlooks reporting the speech discussed the book's findings, including Law360 <https://www.law360.com/articles/902648/eu-enforcer-takes-tough-line-on-automated-price-fixing-​> abd 

Feb 03
Maurice Stucke Speaks at Conference, "Innovation Economics for Antitrust Lawyers"

​Maurice Stucke spoke on a panel, "Privacy & Big Data: Can the Big Data Companies be Coerced?" King’s College London and Concurrences organized the conference. The other panelists were:

  • Andreas MUNDT, President, Bundeskartellamt, Bonn & Chairman, ICN,

  • Jorge PADILLA, Senior Managing Director – Head, Compass Lexecon Europe, Barcelona/Brussels, and

  • Maurits DOLMANS, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, London/Brussels.

The panel was moderated by William E. KOVACIC, Professor, King’s College London & Non-Executive Director, Competition and Markets Authority, London.


Jan 30
New York Law Journal Quotes Maurice Stucke

In his article, "Experts Question Effectiveness of Antitrust Approaches in Digital Economy," Joel Stashenko of the New York Law Journal quoted Maurice Stucke's comments at a recent forum sponsored by the antitrust law section of the New York State Bar Association.

The panel included Ethan Litwin and Alec Burnside of Dechert, Jason Furman, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under the Obama administration, and Columbia law professor Tim Wu.

The article is available here.

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